Pablo Parrilo becomes a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

   Professor Pablo Parrilo


EECS Staff

EECS Professor Pablo Parrilo has been named to the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows Class of 2018.

Parrilo is among 28 new SIAM Fellows nominated for exemplary research and outstanding service to the professional community. He is specifically being “foundational contributions to algebraic methods in optimization and engineering,” according to SIAM.

Parrilo’s research interests include optimization methods for engineering applications, control and identification of uncertain complex systems, robustness analysis and synthesis, and the development and application of computational tools based on convex optimization and algorithmic algebra to practically relevant engineering problems.

At MIT, Parrilo is also affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Operations Research Center (ORC). Previously, he was an assistant professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and visiting associate professor at the California Institute of Technology.

In addition, he made short-term research visits to UC Santa Barbara (Physics), the Lund Institute of Technology (Automatic Control), and UC Berkeley (Mathematics). He received an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology.

His other awards and honors include a Finmeccanica Career Development Chair, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) Prize, the IEEE Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, and the Farkas Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Optimization Society. He is also an IEEE fellow.

Parrilo and the other new fellows will be recognized for their achievements during SIAM’s annual meeting, to be held in July in Portland, Oregon.